Living or working on an island or close to a river can naturally make you more concerned about the risk of flooding but you can rest assured that the current risk to Chatham Maritime and St Mary's Island is very low.
In general, flood risks arise from extreme high tides, rivers that can't cope with increases in water flowing through them and from localised excessive rainfall.
The flood protection levels that have been established across the Chatham Maritime estate are significantly higher than historic evidence suggests are needed and the situation is reviewed regularly.
There should be no difficulty with finding mortgage or insurance companies that are comfortable with the level of risk and the steps taken to manage this.
If you are interested to understand in more detail how Chatham Maritime assess and manage the flood risk for the estate please download our Flood Risk Report here.
Chatham Maritime Trust is not responsible for communicating issues about flood warnings; this is the role of the Environment Agency.
- Bicycle Security Marking - Wednesday 25th October 2017
Published 23 Oct 2017
- St. Mary's Island Residents Association Meeting Dates
Published 20 Oct 2017
- Chatham Maritime Trust Photographic Competition
Published 13 Oct 2017
- Preparation for demolition of Colonial Site
Published 11 Oct 2017
- Saturday 7th October - Bulb Planting on Central West Bund
Published 5 Oct 2017
- Estate Walk - Saturday 9th September
Published 7 Sep 2017
- Centennial commemoration - Sunday 10th September
Published 5 Sep 2017